Category Archives: raccoon

Three Hundred and Sixty-One!

Sometimes you start an image with one character and suddenly the image calls for another. That’s exactly what happened in this image. The hand gestures of the male Raccoon indicated he was telling a story. Naturally he needed a date and once I started painting her I was forced to address the background. The painting was totally responsive which is why the formatting is somewhat off. Typically my layout is better. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Forty! 

Carving an image has always been one of the most reward techniques for me. I decided to pick up my tools and tackle and image or two as part of this challenge and I am happy to say it turned out better than anticipated. I have been working on merging two worlds, the creatures which tell a story and abstract environments that have defined my work for so long. I will probably continue with this work once I finish this challenge. For now it’s rather time-consuming and time I do not have. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Twenty Four!

A busy weekend of painting. Really getting nervous that I may not finish this challenge on time. I have already decided that if I am not there but close in the days leading up I am taking a day or two off from work. This is one of nine images that are making up one larger piece. I can’t wait to share the collection but all in good time. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Seventeen!

Arriving in my hometown for the weekend always allows me to take a deep breathe in and relax. I took full advantage and started painting immediately. I probably would have painted more had it not been for the evening movie watching session but in all fairness the movie was worth watching. (In case you are curious it was The Theory of Everything.) For those who may not know, raccoon’s are one of my favorite animals, I know most people hate them and think of them as a pest but I love them. The coloration or their fur is just amazing it even comes with a complimentary mask! I always thought how cool, they are born with a superhero suit on! Not to mention their tiny little fingers! Anyway, this is just another exploration of future critters that may take a more important role in future projects. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred Fifty-Six!

The project of the day was portraits of a few of my favorite woodland creatures. this included a Chipmunk, Raccoon, Beaver and Deer. I think its interesting how some took on so much character while others are merely an image of a furry creature. Practive makes perfect right?

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The Beaver

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The Chipmunk

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